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Airbus Helicopters H160 granted FAA certification

Airbus Helicopters H160 granted FAA certification

The H160 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which represents an important development step and positions the aircraft for sale in the United States.

The H160 is a ground-breaking medium-class rotorcraft that raises the bar for environmental performance, comfort, and safety. It is equipped with cutting-edge technologies, such as Fenestron tail rotors with canting for increased useable load and Airbus Helicopters’ Helionix avionics suite for lessened pilot effort, as well as Blue Edge rotor blades that reduce noise.

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The H160 was previously approved by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in July 2020, and it has since gained popularity with clients all around the world. More than 100 H160s have been ordered by clients across the world, including more than a dozen from the United States. The H160 has been in use for more than 1700 flight hours across its fleet, which is present in Japan, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and Europe.

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The H160 is a versatile helicopter that excels at performing a wide range of tasks, including offshore transportation for the oil sector, private and business aviation, emergency medical services, commercial passenger transport, and public services including search and rescue and law enforcement. The H160 provides operators with a superior degree of performance and versatility because to its remarkable range, speed, and efficiency.

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The addition of the first H160 level D full flight simulator (FFS) in North America has been previously announced as part of ongoing preparations for the H160’s seamless introduction into service. The Helisim Simulation Centre inside of Airbus Helicopters, Inc. will house the FFS, which is anticipated to be operational as early as the second half of 2025.

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